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Baking for family and friends; or to beat the blues; or just for something to do. This section has just about everything you need to know about baking with flour. Conversion charts, step-by-step guides and lots of hints and tips. Let’s get baking!

Bake to stay sane during COVID-19 self-isolation

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has the potential to become a very real threat – both on a personal and national scale.

Schools throughout the UK are set to shut for an indefinite period; many people are working from home and/or self-isolating; others have the virus or are taking care of others who do.

As many a Christmas has shown up – being cooped up in close proximity with ones family for any extended period of time can have a negative effect on levels of happiness and sanity!

Learning to bake, or improving your baking skills is our solution. It provides a much required focus; gives you the opportunity to set and achieve goals and learn new skills; you get to spend quality time with your family and housemates- or if you’d prefer – you get to spend quality time in the kithen away from your family and housemates! And the icing on the cake – you end up with a house that smells amazing and something scrummy to eat!

If you’re new to baking – take a look at our Easy Peasy Bakes page which will help you begin your journey. Or if you know your way round a bundt tin why not have a look at our Cakes and Bakes page and try something new today.

 

What went wrong?

There’s probably a scientific reason behind your bake fail. So please don’t despair, do a bit of research and find out if you overproved your bread, underbaked your cake or whether you need a different type of flour >>investigate

cut sponge cake with dripping jam

Secrets of success

The stars of The Great British Bake Off have a wealth of top tips and trade secrets. Here we have a selection of them to share with you >>show me top tips

Paul Hollywood helps you understand … what went wrong

Make soggy bottoms a thing of the past and find out how to make your pastry tarts crisp and tasty every time.